Sunday, November 30, 2008


OK so I (Jon, who is the Dad) thought I would post a something on here about our “little” journey. I thought I would write about "storms" that come up in our lives and how we are shown how to handle them from the greatest teacher that walked the earth. Of course I am talking about Jesus! I am taken back to a certain passage about the disciples crossing the sea and in the midst of a "storm".

They where out sailing just like any other day. Most of them where very capable of doing this, because most of them where fishermen! As they where sailing God caused a GREAT "storm" to occur! As the storm increased in power and force, they began to freak out with every passing minute! The disciples started bailing water out by the bucket full’s! Can you imagine the "storm" God caused!? It wasn't just a little rain and a little wind here and there. It was so intense the ship was rocking, waves were crashing, the men trying to hold on to anything for fear of going over board. Yet, in the midst of all this, there is Jesus down in the bottom of the boat sleeping VERY soundly. So much so that the disciples had to shake Him to wake him up! He was sleeping so soundly because He knew He was safe. He was secure in His Fathers hands and that nothing, I mean nothing, would happen to Him that the Father wouldn't allow. All Jesus had to do was speak the words "PEACE be still" and all was a calm glassy sea once again. As it is said in the scripture "the peace of God that transcends ALL understanding". Meaning no one can understand the peace of God unless they have literally been consumed by His peace. Jesus is the ultimate example of what we should do when "storms" or hard times come up in our lives.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, don't lean on your own understanding but in ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths STRAIGHT Proverbs 3:5-6. This verse has been a real encouragement to me personally. I really didn’t know in my heart what it meant to trust In the Lord with ALL my heart, till we started walking though this journey. The more I walk and talk with Him the more He tells me the way in which I should go. God has been and always will be my source of strength. So when times are "tough", Stop for a minute and give it to God. He will direct your path. He is our comforter, and He is our strength.

That's all for now. Jon


Erica said...

Amen and Amen.

Sarah said...

I have to tell you that Proverbs 3:5-6 has become our life verse. Just knowing that God is in control is a comforting thing. Praying for you guys!